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From [[Daon Ramon Barrens]], [[Selidie]] uses [[Elaira]]'s [[spell crystal]] to amplify [[Vivet]]'s longings.
 
From [[Daon Ramon Barrens]], [[Selidie]] uses [[Elaira]]'s [[spell crystal]] to amplify [[Vivet]]'s longings.
  
Along the [[Mathorn Road]], [[Elaira]] slips away from the [[True Sect]] army to reach [[Kewar Tunnel]]. She reaches the entrance to [[Kewar Tunnel]] in late autumn. Unable to breach [[Davien]]'s defenses on her own, she uses the [[flint knife]] and the single boon granted by the [[Biedar]] to gain entry. She is met just over the threshold by [[Davien]]. He hints that [[Asandir]]'s oath of nonintervention might hinge on [[Arithon]]'s offspring and suggests that [[Elaira]] read the diaries of [[Enithen Tuer]]. She learns that [[Requiar]] of the [[Lassiver]] heritage stood surety for [[Jessian]]'s secret, and one of the succeeding generation of the [[Hasidii]] heritage broke the covenant. As a result, both lineages assumed the responsibility of mending the breaches in integrity to the end of time.
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Along the [[Mathorn Road]], [[Elaira]] slips away from the [[True Sect]] army to reach [[Kewar Tunnel]]. She reaches the entrance to [[Kewar Tunnel]] in late autumn. Unable to breach [[Davien]]'s defenses on her own, she uses the [[flint knife]] and the single boon granted by the [[Biedar]] to gain entry. She is met just over the threshold by [[Davien]]. He hints that [[Asandir]]'s oath of nonintervention might hinge on [[Arithon]]'s offspring and suggests that [[Elaira]] read the diaries of [[Enithen Tuer]]. She learns that [[Requiar]] of the [[Lassiver]] heritage stood surety for [[Jessian]]'s secret, and one of the succeeding generation of the [[Hasidii]] heritage broke the covenant. As a result, both lineages assumed the responsibility of mending the breaches in integrity to the end of time, with the [[flint knife]] as the physical representation of this intent.
  
  
 
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Revision as of 13:05, 14 February 2020

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Destiny's Conflict.

Third Age 5923: In the basement of an inn near Durn, Elaira scrys for Arithon's condition. She observes as he calms Vivet and accompanies her to Elaira's hut in the Storlain Mountains. Vivet reveals that she was waylaid while returning home.

Near Shipsport, Elaira observes Arithon on the moment he claim's custody of Vivet's unborn child until puberty.

By autumn, Elaira has crossed Rathain via the Old Way. She is flushed from cover north of Halwythwood by a True Sect diviner and breaks her ankle in flight. When she touches Arithon's royal signet with plans to keep it out of the True Sect's reach, she is able to claim assistance from Sethvir, who transfers her directly to Althain Tower. She learns that Sethvir has acted upon the request of the Biedar Eldest through word from the Reiyaj Seeress, since the Fellowship cannot intervene in the fate of Arithon or his royal signet. Elaira reveals that she could easily dispel Vivet's glamour from afar but she has deduced that a male child of Arithon and Vivet would free Arithon from the terms of the Fellowship's oath of nonintervention.

Sethvir explains to Elaira the off-world origins of the flint knife and the involvement of Jessian of the Koriathain. He states that Elaira's similarity in character to Jessian may have caused the Biedar Eldest to select her as the champion to redeem the wrongs inflicted by the Koriathain, even though the Biedar Eldest only asked her to pass the flint knife on to Arithon. She gets permission to study relevant sections of history in Althain Tower's library during her recovery, with a cryptic hint to seek out books on necromancy elsewhere.

While healing, Elaira has a vision of Arithon performing for the Ettinfolk, and realizes that he will soon depart the Ettinmere Settlement. She asks Sethvir about the danger presented by the Ettinmere shamans, and receives the obtuse knowledge that Kharadmon once enspelled the library to present books without the need to search for them. A book cataloging the hostels of Ath's Adepts circa Third Age 1450 drops at her feet as he speaks. Elaira learns that the hostel at Ettinmere Settlement had been wrested from the brotherhood's vigilance at some point in the past. Her desire to read archaic Paravian to learn more is answered by Shehane Althain. Gifted with knowledge, she learns that the major fault-lines in the Storlain Mountains threatened to cause cataclysm after the Paravians stopped stabilizing them and disappeared. The Ettin shamans' ancestors were once Ath's Adepts who renounced their passive tenets to stabilize these faults. Elaira realizes that defeating them might rupture the major fault-lines in the Storlain Mountains, an act that would require the Fellowship to destroy Arithon first in order to protect Athera for the Paravians.

Sethvir states that Athera's mysteries have faced cataclysm three other times, always triggered by drakes. Only one of these cataclysms occurred under the Fellowship's guardianship, and none of them occurred after the Compact was formed. Sethvir tells Elaira that storms will close the northern harbors, preventing her from leaving for Kewar Tunnel before the spring. Throughout the winter, Elaira can discover nothing further about the flint knife.

Third Age 5924: Elaira observes Roaco's attack while Arithon is distracted by Vivet's unnatural charms. Through Arithon's royal signet, Elaira challenges Roaco anonymously. Her bluff succeeds in forcing the shamans to proceed more cautiously.

In the spring, Elaira leaves for the Mathorn Mountains. Her sympathetic reaction to Arithon knocked unconscious by Cosach on Tiendarion alerts the Koriathain that she has left Althain Tower. Her attempt to reach him instead shows Kharadmon, who charges Dakar to defend Halwythwood and disowns Cosach from his duties as caithdein.

While traveling south from Isaer, Elaira notices that the slate floor of a tavern is amplifying dissent and misfortune of travelers and Sunwheel troops. She suspects that it is the work of Dakar.

Elaira arrives in East Bransing to find the border crossing closed by a True Sect mandate. When a True Sect officer attempts to draft a matron with children, Elaira tries to interfere but is knocked unconscious. She awakens to find herself pressed into service as a drudge along with the matron, Liess.

From Daon Ramon Barrens, Selidie uses Elaira's spell crystal to amplify Vivet's longings.

Along the Mathorn Road, Elaira slips away from the True Sect army to reach Kewar Tunnel. She reaches the entrance to Kewar Tunnel in late autumn. Unable to breach Davien's defenses on her own, she uses the flint knife and the single boon granted by the Biedar to gain entry. She is met just over the threshold by Davien. He hints that Asandir's oath of nonintervention might hinge on Arithon's offspring and suggests that Elaira read the diaries of Enithen Tuer. She learns that Requiar of the Lassiver heritage stood surety for Jessian's secret, and one of the succeeding generation of the Hasidii heritage broke the covenant. As a result, both lineages assumed the responsibility of mending the breaches in integrity to the end of time, with the flint knife as the physical representation of this intent.